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Corpus

[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.

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corpus

n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.

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CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Yeole, "Trends in cancer incidence in female breast, cervix uteri, corpus uteri, and ovary in India," Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol.
This seems particularly important for cancers of the prostate, colon and rectum in men and for cancers of the breast, ovary, corpus uteri and thyroid in women.
Number of MHC II+ cells per [mm.sup.2] area in cervix, corpus and cornu uteri at estrus and diestrus MHC II+ cell/mm (mean [+ or -] SEM) Phase of cycles Cervix uteri First region Second region P Estrus 152.7 [+ or -] 14.5 58.7 [+ or -] 9.8 *** (n:14) Diestrus 154.9 [+ or -] 18.1 58.7 [+ or -] 11.9 *** (n:15) P NS NS MHC II+ cell/mm (mean [+ or -] SEM) Phase of cycles Corpus uteri First region Second region P Estrus 157.1 [+ or -] 12.2 40.0 [+ or -] 8.0 *** (n:14) Diestrus 199.0 [+ or -] 19.1 49.0 [+ or -] 9.5 *** (n:15) P NS NS MHC II+ cell/mm (mean [+ or -] SEM) Phase of cycles Cornu uteri First region Second region P Estrus 191.4 [+ or -] 17.8 49.5 [+ or -] 7.9 *** (n:14) Diestrus 153.5 [+ or -] 18.7 48.2 [+ or -] 6.6 *** (n:15) P NS NS NS: Non significant, *** p<0.001.
In a commentary on the figures, Dr Louise Hanna, of the Cancer National Specialist Advisory Group, said: "The major risk factor for cancer of the corpus uteri is unopposed oestrogen, which is associated with obesity and, because of this, cancer of the corpus uteri is more common in developed countries.
[2.] Bhatia N, Tumours of the corpus uteri. In: Jeffcoates Principles of Gynaecology.
Tumours of the corpus uteri. In: Jeffcoats Principles of Gynaecology 6th edn.
Mixed Mullerian tumor of the corpus uteri. J Obstet Gynecol Br Comm 1974; 81:160-4.
The corpus uteri. In: Gompel C, Silverberg SG, editor.